Empress : Queen Victoria and India

Taylor, Miles, author

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  • Creator Miles Taylor
  • Format Books
  • Publication New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018] ©2018
  • Physical Details
    • xix, 388 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 9780300118094, 0300118090
  • OCLC on1024153860


  • In this engaging and controversial book, Miles Taylor shows how both Victoria and Albert were spellbound by India, and argues that the Queen was humanely, intelligently, and passionately involved with the country throughout her reign and not just in the last decades. Taylor also reveals the way in which Victoria's influence as empress contributed significantly to India's modernization, both political and economic. This is, in a number of respects, a fresh account of imperial rule in India, suggesting that it was one of Victoria's successes.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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